Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bofors back in Artillery Gun Order from Indian Army

The Bofors gun is back in the competition for a record fourth time for a multi-billion dollar heavy artillery gun order from the Indian Army. BAE Systems, the current owner of Bofors, has said that that it has “submitted a response to the Indian ministry of defence’s latest RFI (request for information) for towed 155mm howitzers, following previous tenders which were cancelled because of the inability of other potential suppliers to meet the tender conditions.” Along with its Indian partner, Mahindra and Mahindra, the company has offered a version of the FH77 B05 155mm howitzer. It says “a significant proportion will be manufactured in India to meet the specific needs of the Indian Army.” In the last trial, which was cancelled by A.K. Antony’s defence ministry in July.


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